Resources and information for organizations to promote full accessibility for individuals with disabilities.  These links will provide information about communication access, physical access, non-discriminatory programmatic access for governmental and non-governmental entities.

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The ADA Best Practices  Tool Kit is designed to teach state and local government officials how to identify and fix problems that prevent people with disabilities from gaining equal access to state and local government programs, services, and activities.  It will also teach state and local officials how to conduct accessibility surveys of their buildings and facilities to identify and remove architectural barriers to access.

ADA Best Practices Tool Kit

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Americans with Disabilities Act and Architectural Barriers Act standards

http://www.access-board.gov/ADA-ABA/

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Fair housing accessibility guidelines

http://www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/disabilities/fhefhag.cfm

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Communication access resources for organizations requesting help with individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing

www.mass.gov/mcdhh

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MassRelayEDP

MassRelay is a 24/7 service enabling hearing people or people who do not use a text telephone (TTY) to communicate over regular telephone lines with people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, late deafened, or speech disabled.

http://massrelayedp.com/content/11/Call_Using_Relay.html

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Formatting guidelines for print materials to accommodate all audiences

MDPH Accessible Print Materials

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Guidelines for planning an accessible meeting or event

MDPH Accessible Meetings and Events Planning Materials

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Cape Cod Disability Access Directory

Distributed at the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and various Chambers of Commerce on Cape Cod, The National Seashore Park Visitor Centers, Disability Organizations, Libraries, Council on Aging Centers, Town Halls, JFK Museum and on the internet at www.capecoddisability.org